Jul 5, 2020

Rocket Motors for First NASA Artemis Moon Mission Arrive at Spaceport

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The NASA’s Space Launch System rocket booster segments that will help power NASAs first #Artemis mission around the Moon are getting ready for launch. NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems team is prepping them for assembly and integration activities ahead of stacking with the rocket: http://go.nasa.gov/3d9M6F7

The rocket booster segments that will help power NASA’s first Artemis flight test mission around the Moon arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday for launch preparations.

All 10 segments for the inaugural flight of NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft were shipped by train from Promontory, Utah. The 10-day, cross-country journey is an important milestone toward the first launch for NASA’s Artemis program.

“The arrival of the booster segments at Kennedy is just the beginning of the SLS rocket’s journey to the pad and onward to send the Orion spacecraft to the Moon,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. ” Artemis I will pave the way toward landing the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024 and expanding human exploration to Mars.”

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